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Music hall dedicated after late VMT instructor

Family and colleagues unveil the plaque and frame in honor of Bobby Compton.

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 27, 2020

The Laredo Independent School District held a ceremony to dedicate the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts’ music wing in honor of the late Bobby Compton. Compton’s orchestra students commenced the ceremony with a heartfelt performance followed by the presentation of colo...

VMT’s 16 de septiembre Celebration

VMT dancers perform a dance routine during the 16 de septiembre celebration.

Sanmartin Garcia, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The 16 de septiembre celebration ceremony was held at VMT's auditorium on Tuesday September 17, 2019.   On Sept. 17, Vidal M Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts held a presentation celebrating Mexican Independence Day, where students, teachers, and staff listened to VMT’s Mariachi...

Not So Sour leaves a sweet taste with fans

Kevin Sosa, left and Jose Limon pose for their profile photo used on SoundCloud.

Lizeth Gutierrez, Staff writer

May 23, 2019

Their duo leaves a “Not So Sour” feeling with their fans. Seniors Kevin Sosa and Jose Limon who attend Martin High School share on their music duo named Not So Sour. Both shared on how they came up with their group name. “It’s an, I guess you can call it, an inside joke since my last n...

Seniors receive medallions at annual ceremony

Seniors enter Martin HIgh's Batey Gym to

May 21, 2019

Be watching for more updates. Seniors received their medallions at the school's 26th annual Medallion Ceremony, held at Martin High School's old gym, on Tuesday, May 14. Seniors were also recognized for academic achievement and certain scholarships, including the annual Sorrell Scholarships given annually t...

Photo Friday: 23rd Annual Photography Exhibition

Zoe Alvarez, Photo Friday columnist

May 17, 2019

The 23rd Annual photography exhibition for Vidal M Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts took place Friday, May 3, 2019. I have always loved photography and art galleries. I had attended the 2018 exhibit my sophomore year when my photography was placed on display for my journalism course. ...

Two female athletes say it’s a matter of fairness when competing against a transitioning male

Kathleen Molina, left, and Amor Aguilar discuss the situation of a high school transgender male athlete competing against female athletes.

Lesdy Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Kathleen Molina, sophomore, and Amor Aguilar, freshman, who play softball for Martin High, discussed the case of Mack Beggs a transgender wrestling state champion athlete from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. Beggs had requested to compete against male athletes, but due to the UIL policy, athletes...

English teacher/poet got her start at VMT

Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal, an English teacher at Nixon High School, got her start as a poet at VMT.

Kevin Garcia, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Her journey as a writer started at The Magnet Tribune. She is now an English teacher and a published poet. Cynthia Dougherty-Bernal has published three books of poetry so far in her career as a poet. She discussed how she started out to become a poetic writer and about her journey to become an ...

School receives the Texas Medal of Arts award (story, photos)

VMT director Dr. Martha Villarreal wears the Texas Medal of Arts Award VMT received at the Governor's Mansion on Feb. 27.

Fernando Martinez, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

VMT has received the Texas Medal of Arts, becoming only the second school to attain the honor. VMT staff members attended three events in Austin, Texas, in late February in which they had the chance to meet others who were attending and see the honorees. Dr. Martha E. Villarreal, VMT direc...

Students explain why they like their instruments

Michelle Dueñas practices her French horn in the Martin High band hall.

Claudia Lara, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

An instrument that sounds like the human voice is what attracted senior Enrique Alcorta to the trombone. Alcorta explains what he likes about the trombone. “Well, what I like about playing the trombone is that it is an instrument that sounds within the range of the human voice going from A to...

Opinions vary on 4-day school week

World Geography teacher Juan Astudillo helps a student during a recent first block class. He said he prefers having a 5-day school week.

Jocelyn Figueroa, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

David Rincon, a freshman from Nixon High School, likes the idea of a four-day school week. “I think it’s a good idea, we get more time to ourselves. We will be able to do more things with another day off,” Rincon said. An estimated 560 districts in 25 states have allowed at least some of ...

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